In Time of Silver Rain

"In Time of Silver Rain" is a song by Sylvia Hollifield set to text by Langston Hughes. It is the third movement in her song cycle Shades of Hues: Green, which is dedicated to Daniel Washington.

Composer: Sylvia HollifieldText: Langston HughesSong Collection: Shades of Hues: Green

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In time of silver rain
The earth
Puts forth new life again,
Green grasses grow
And flowers lift their heads,
And over all the plain
The wonder spreads
Of life, of life, of life!

In time of silver rain
The butterflies lift silken wings
To catch a rainbow cry,
And trees put forth
New leaves to sing
In joy beneath the sky
As down the roadway passing boys
And girls go singing, too,
In time of silver rain
When spring
And life are new.



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